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John Feather: Combatting Ageism: We have new tools

posted Thu, May 25, 2017   by Grants Solutions blog

Writing for the Grants Solutions blog, GIA CEO John Feather says that ageism is pervasive in American society and we will never move forward to meet the needs of older people until we face it head on. He then cites new tools produced by the FrameWorks Institute for re-framing aging, calling it "a major step forward to help counter ageism."

New Intergen'l Report from Eisner Fdn and Generations United

posted Mon, May 22, 2017

"I Need You, You Need Me: The Young, The Old, and What We Can Achieve Together," the new report from Generations United and The Eisner Foundation, highlights national examples of pioneers reuniting the generations and making their communities better places to live. It includes a new public opinion survey on how Americans of all ages feel about the young and the old uniting. Taking inspiration from the survey findings and featured organizations, the report highlights inventive, intergenerational solutions and actionable ways to harness the benefits of connecting generations.

GIA rural aging guide discussed in Philanthropy Daily

posted Mon, May 15, 2017   by Philanthropy Daily

In "Help for the Heartland," Philanthropy Daily discusses the new funding guide for rural aging from GIA, saying, "The rural-urban divide is increasingly coming to be seen as the defining faultline in American life....A new charitable initiative proposes to address this most dramatic of separations. Perhaps this new little program will suggest a way forward for Big Philanthropy."

Jane Carmody joins The John A. Hartford Foundation as program officer

posted Thu, May 11, 2017

Jane Carmody, DNP, MBA, BSW, RN, CENP, NEA-BC, has joined The John A. Hartford Foundation as a new Program Officer. She has practiced in community social work, psychiatric inpatient nursing, intensive care, and community health care. She has held significant executive leadership positions over the years, including as Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) Health, formerly Alegent Creighton Health.

Phillip González Joins Tufts Health Plan Foundation as Senior Program Officer

posted Thu, May 11, 2017

Tufts Health Plan Foundation today announced Phillip González has joined the Foundation as its new senior program officer overseeing community investments. González is a national leader in health philanthropy with experience leading innovative initiatives whose demonstrated impact on health and health care policy have led to great outcomes for community. In his new role, González will work in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island to advance the Foundation’s focus on age-friendly communities. Before joining the Foundation, González served as program director at Community Catalyst, Inc., a national non-profit advocacy organization working to build consumer participation in the health care system.


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